# Quotes and Sayings about *Calculations*

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**It is the mark of a great man that he puts to flight all ordinary calculations. He is at once sublime and touching, childlike and of the race of giants.**"

- Honore de Balzac

(Related: Calculations, Giants, Man, Race)

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**Arab leaders worry more about making money from the profits they get from oil and gas that they turn the other way when Lebanon is being destroyed right next to them. Their neighbours are being murdered, but they only make calculations for their own benefit.**"

- Abu Bakar Bashir

(Related: Money, Being, Calculations, Leaders, Oil, Right, Worry)

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**My actions to promote peace, the mediation missions which I carried out during many conflicts, which very often occurred between brothers of the same country, are not driven by any ulterior motives or any calculations based on personal ambitions.**"

- Omar Bongo

(Related: Peace, Actions, Brothers, Calculations, Country, Motives)

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**There are many different kinds of radioactive waste and each has its own half-life so, just to be on the safe side and to simplify matters, I base my calculations on the worst one and that's plutonium.**"

- David R. Brower

(Related: Calculations, Waste)

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**The brain's calculations do not require our conscious effort, only our attention and our openness to let the information through. Although the brain absorbs universes of information, little is admitted into normal consciousness.**"

- Marilyn Ferguson

(Related: Attention, Calculations, Consciousness, Effort, Information)

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**I don't know whether you have done your calculations but, about two or three years back, I did a first assessment of what the first successful device would be worth and it came out at about 300 trillion dollars.**"

- Martin Fleischmann

(Related: Successful, Calculations, First, Worth, Years)

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**As soon, however, as capitalist competition has definitively established the equal rate of profit, that rate becomes the starting point for the calculations of the capitalists in the investment of capital in newly-created branches of production.**"

- Rudolf Hiferding

(Related: Calculations, Competition, Investment, Production, Profit)

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**Because of recent improvements in the accuracy of theoretical predictions based on large scale ab initio quantum mechanical calculations, meaningful comparisons between theoretical and experimental findings have become possible.**"

- Yuan T. Lee

(Related: Accuracy, Calculations, Comparisons)

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**Life it is not just a series of calculations and a sum total of statistics, it's about experience, it's about participation, it is something more complex and more interesting than what is obvious.**"

- Daniel Libeskind

(Related: Life, Experience, Calculations, Obvious, Participation, Statistics)

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**Nowhere are our calculations more frequently upset than in war.**"

- Titus Livius

(Related: War, Calculations)

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**Some years ago, I wrote a book called the Emperor's New Mind and that book was describing a point of view I had about consciousness and why it was not something that comes about from complicated calculations.**"

- Roger Penrose

(Related: Calculations, Consciousness, Mind, Years)

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**There was a project at Lawrence Livermore National Labs where many years ago they went down this path for scripting and controlling very large numerical calculations.**"

- Guido van Rossum

(Related: Calculations, Project, Years)

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**This means I must pay close attention to the writing, but equally so to the scientific background - which sometimes means doing fairly involved calculations.**"

- Stanley Schmidt

(Related: Attention, Calculations, Writing)

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**It is very distressing that anyone would look at these matters from a political viewpoint. Core beliefs about when life begins and ends are far too important for any such calculations.**"

- Mac Thornberry

(Related: Life, Beliefs, Calculations)

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**It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.**"

- J. R. R. Tolkien

(Related: Calculations)

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**War is the unfolding of miscalculations.**"

- Barbara Tuchman

(Related: War)

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**The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand.**"

- Sun Tzu

(Related: Temple, Battle, Calculations)